Over the weekend, I received the following email from a young woman who has attended Mosaic. Consider her circumstances and request, then post your comment. What would you say in response? I'll forward your encouragement to her, along with words of my own. I think she will be encouraged to know so many fellow believers are interested in speaking into her life. Here's what she wrote ...
I really don't know why I am writing you but for some reason I feel the need to express my feelings to you (and I don't like to do that often).
I have been trying to figure out what it is that God wants me to do with my life. It seems like lot of Christians know what God's purpose is in their lives and I walk around clueless. I know I am supposed to let everybody else know how great God is and try to expand his kingdom, but I get tongue-tied. I don't know how to tell people why is it that I believe in God (in Jesus) - especially my family.
I was a Hindu and then I became a Christian and I recently got baptized. I have tried to talk to my family about my choice and why they should attend church, but it seems like they cut me off when I try to talk to them. They were mad at me for becoming a Christian and I am afraid that if I talk to them about it, they will abandon me. They are the only family I have in America and I do not care to lose them. Yet I fear that they might be condemned if they do not believe in Jesus.
I just don't know what to do and how to tell people why is it that I believe in Jesus. It's just a feeling I have and I don't know. I don't even know how to write all this to you. I am hoping you can somehow help me out. It's so strange because I am surrounded by people; yet I feel alone. Probably because I am so worried about my family and doing the right thing. I don't know if you can help me or not, but maybe you can give me some guidance.
So, what would you say?